Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another session of study. Lately we've been taking a break from the Parmenides, going through Proclus' Theology of Plato(*) instead, in order to see how Proclus lays out the 14 orders of gods implied in the Parmenides.
Today we read Book 6, Chapter 22.
I was in a very low state and didn't even realize I wasn't notating what Pierre was putting on the board until the middle of chart 2 and then I kept falling out of it.
It was a session to “fill in the blanks” in Proclus' thought, what Proclus needed in the four triads of the mundane gods as Pierre called them.
Why is each, we named the anagogic and vivific triads in the sequence? What function does each of them singly serve? Could they just be deleted? I say “each” and “singly” because we asked the questions first for the anagogic and then for the vivific.